NC Residents Say HB2 Costs Are Big
On the eve of March Madness, a new poll shows most North Carolinians think the economic impact of the NCAA and other tournament games lost to House Bill 2 are “extremely important.”
And nearly two-thirds of residents say the law has had a large economic impact on the state.
Those are among the results of a new poll by High Point University and Greensboro’s News and Record newspaper.
The poll comes days before the start of the ACC men’s basketball tournament and two weeks before the NCAA tournament. The ACC women’s tourney, which is in Myrtle Beach this week, was moved from Greensboro because of HB2. The 2016 law overturned a Charlotte LGBT ordinance and required transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender on their birth certificate, not their gender identity, in government buildings.